Species: Acer pensylvanicum
Striped Maple; Moosewood
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Tree < 30 feet
15 - 20'(30') (spread: equal or less)
large shrub or small tree; arching branches and flat or rounded crown
Grows best in at least part shade, in its native range it is an understory plant. Greenish bark on younger plants is variable striped with white. Bark is generally quite ornamental. Large leaves are somewhat unique and can be attractivly pal to golden yellow depending on exposure to direct sunlight, come fall.
Part shade, Shade
Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)
small yellow pendulous flowers in late spring; coarse foliage emerges pale green changing to med. green in summer to yellow in fall; young branches have longitudinally striped white and green bark
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
Relatively trouble-free if sited properly, requiring little to no maintenance. Susceptible to canker under stress. Bark is thin and subject to mower damage.
Bare Root Transplanting
A small understory tree, native to cool, often higher elevation/latitude regions in northeastern North America.
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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